PGCPS Teen charged in fatal stabbing of mother’s boyfriend in Maryland


Taahir Butler is accused of fatally stabbing a man who was in a relationship with his mother, in Lanham, Md. (Courtesy of Prince George’s County police)

PRINCE GERORGE’S CO — PGPD have charged a teenager and a student of Prince George’s County Public Schools in connection with a fatal stabbing inside of a home in Lanham on Thursday. The victim is 53-year-old Herman Jackson of  Lanham. The suspect is 16-year-old Taahir Butler. The victim was in a relationship with the suspect’s mother. They all lived in the same house.

On May 10th, at approximately 4:00 am, patrol officers responded to a home in the 7000 block of Woodstream Terrace. They discovered the victim suffering from stab wounds. He died a short time later at a hospital.

The preliminary investigation reveals the victim and suspect became involved in a dispute. During that altercation, the suspect shot the victim several times with a BB gun and then stabbed him to death.

Butler was in the home when officers arrived. He has confessed to stabbing the victim. He is charged as an adult with first and second degree murder. He’s in the custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)


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